Caught In Crystal

An unusual technique that has been around for a long time but Caught In Crystal can be a whole lot of fun to do and give you some amazing results in the process.

It can be a bit messy though so prepare your work surface and be sure that you don't spill the inks or wax onto your best table top !!

This pretty technique creates an unusual background for any of your cards and is suitable for male and female themes.

This one I have created in blue and topped it with a stamped image from Crafters Companion that I have water coloured

Caught In Crystal
Caught In Crystal

For this pretty card I have used various shades of pink and yellow to get the effect and dressed it up for a feminine look with a big satin bow.

The video is not long but it will take you step by step on how to create this.

You will need some acetate that you can add the inks too but acetate packaging will work just as well ... and save you money 

If you don't have alcohol refills then try this with water colours or alcohol pens. or even paints, distress inks, sprays or paint daubers

Try it with any medium and see what result you get and if you don't like it then remember that it is only card and inks and you can always try again

I used kitchen roll in my card but you can use tissues or even toilet roll that can be scrunched up. Again look around at what you already have in the house and make use of it. 

In the video I tell you that you can use glazes to add as the base to mix the colours into and this will give you a lovely look to your cards.

But a small pot of glaze can cost you about £2 - £3 and won't get many cards from the pot.

 A less expensive way is to buy the floor wax
Pledge Multi Surface Wax
that was previously called Klear from your local supermarket.

This container also cost about £3 but is so much bigger than the glaze and will last you a really long time

Caught In Crystal

The stamp set used here is a Paper Smooches set called
Chubby Chums  and I bought mine from Sevenhills Crafts

It has a matching die set that makes it even more versatile

So now it's time to play and see what you can come up with

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